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March 10, 2015
Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.
Nuclear Speed-Dating

The future of nuclear energy needs smart, creative thinkers. That's why more than 120 experts met up last week to "speed-date" each other's ideas.

March 5, 2015
Rachel Carson, renowned environmentalist and author of "Silent Spring", is the first subject of our Women's History Month #ThrowbackThursday. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Five Fast Facts About Scientist Rachel Carson

For our first #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of Scientist Rachel Carson.

March 4, 2015
Solar projects can be installed quickly, but red tape sometimes means lengthy delays. The Race to 7-Day Solar aims to change that. | Infographic by SunShot.
The Race to 7-Day Solar is On!

Red tape is getting in the way of going solar. This contest aims to change that.

March 4, 2015
Robotic welding is vital to auto manufacturing, but double checking the welds is done by hand. Infrared technology promises to make it a whole lot easier. | Photo by Ripley Engineering used with permission.
Checking Your Car’s 4000 Welds is Serious Business. Scientists Just Made it Easier.

The latest manufacturing development from Oak Ridge National Laboratory will make it easier for automakers to check the quality of thousands of welds holding your car together.

March 3, 2015
Pamela Fletcher, GM Executive Chief Engineer for Electrified Vehicles, poses with the 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the 2015 North American International Auto Show | Photo Courtesy of General Motors, Steve Fecht.
10 Questions with Advanced Tech Vehicle Engineer, Pam Fletcher

Ever wonder what it's like to be an engineer at a car company? Read about Pam Fletcher's experience as head engineer for electric vehicles at General Motors.

March 3, 2015
Quiz: Know Your Power Plants

Think you know where coal, solar and other power plants are located around the country? Test your knowledge with our power plants quiz!

February 24, 2015
When properly installed, an air-source heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. | Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto/YinYang.
Air-Source Heat Pumps

If you live in a warm climate, air-source heat pumps might be an efficient way to cool your home, and advances in technology are improving their efficiency in cool climates, too.

February 23, 2015
This photo shows the B Reactor -- the world’s first large-scale plutonium production reactor -- in Hanford, Washington, part of the Manhattan Project National Park. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Turning the Manhattan Project into a National Park

Three historic sites of the Manhattan Project are on their way to becoming a national park.

February 12, 2015
Do New Technologies Matter?

Check out a few stories of companies who have taken a breakthrough energy technology and run with it.

February 11, 2015
Photo Gallery: 2015 ARPA-E Innovation Summit Technology Showcase

Check out our photo gallery of some of the cutting edge technology on display at the 2015 ARPA-E Summit Technology Showcase.